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Training of Trainers event on collaborative research

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GUWAHATI, Dec 8 - A Training of Trainers (TOT) programme on collaborative research, both national and international, was jointly organised by Srimanta Sankar Deva University of Health Science (SSUHS), �MaatHRI� University of Oxford, UK; and India Alliance (DBT-Wellcome) at a city hotel on Friday.

Meant for the medical fraternity from six government medical colleges of Assam, the event was chaired by Dr Manisha Nair, Senior Epidemiologist from University of Oxford, UK, and Dr Saswati Sanyal Choudhury from Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). Dr Mythili Hazarika from the GMCH was the organising secretary.

Prof Mihir Kanti Chaudhury, Educational Advisor to the Government of Assam and former VC of Tezpur University, was the chief guest. He enlightened the trainers on the National Educational Policy-2019 with his rich experience in medical educational research.

National speakers Dr Anurag Agarwal, Dr Jagadish Mahanta, Dr Dipanwita Sengupta, Rintu Kutum and Prateek Deka and international speaker Dr Manisha Nair shared with the participants their knowledge about international funding for collaborative research projects, networking with potential collaborators like ICMR, DBT, CSIR, etc., ethical considerations, and large-scale research opportunities available for training and capacity building for clinicians at all career stages across the world.

There were 85 participants from six medical colleges of Assam, who had a brainstorming session on priority research topics to identify areas for research capacity building within the State and to generate career development opportunities such as funded PhDs, post-doctoral training and fellowships. Dr Sujitha Selvarajah and Sinaida Cherubin from the University of Oxford had facilitated the projects of various medical colleges.

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Training of Trainers event on collaborative research

GUWAHATI, Dec 8 - A Training of Trainers (TOT) programme on collaborative research, both national and international, was jointly organised by Srimanta Sankar Deva University of Health Science (SSUHS), �MaatHRI� University of Oxford, UK; and India Alliance (DBT-Wellcome) at a city hotel on Friday.

Meant for the medical fraternity from six government medical colleges of Assam, the event was chaired by Dr Manisha Nair, Senior Epidemiologist from University of Oxford, UK, and Dr Saswati Sanyal Choudhury from Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). Dr Mythili Hazarika from the GMCH was the organising secretary.

Prof Mihir Kanti Chaudhury, Educational Advisor to the Government of Assam and former VC of Tezpur University, was the chief guest. He enlightened the trainers on the National Educational Policy-2019 with his rich experience in medical educational research.

National speakers Dr Anurag Agarwal, Dr Jagadish Mahanta, Dr Dipanwita Sengupta, Rintu Kutum and Prateek Deka and international speaker Dr Manisha Nair shared with the participants their knowledge about international funding for collaborative research projects, networking with potential collaborators like ICMR, DBT, CSIR, etc., ethical considerations, and large-scale research opportunities available for training and capacity building for clinicians at all career stages across the world.

There were 85 participants from six medical colleges of Assam, who had a brainstorming session on priority research topics to identify areas for research capacity building within the State and to generate career development opportunities such as funded PhDs, post-doctoral training and fellowships. Dr Sujitha Selvarajah and Sinaida Cherubin from the University of Oxford had facilitated the projects of various medical colleges.